By Michael Catt
*The following outline is taken from Michael Catt’s sermon series on James. It can be heard here: https://sherwoodbaptist.net/bookstore/products/james-series/254/
James 5: l-6
60s – Characterized by IDEALISM
80s Characterized by MATERIALISM
70s – Characterized INTROSPECTION
90s – Characterized by FUTILISM
James has already mentioned the rich at three other points. 1:9-11; 2:2, 3, 6; now 5:1-6 Money speaks to us in three ways:
There are two typical reactions to James 5:1-6
I. Guilty of Hoarding v. 1-3
II. Guilty of Fraud v.4
“their pay has been withheld”
III. Guilty of Self-Indulgence v. 5, 6
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU ARE PUT ON HOLD
James 5:7-l 1
Be Patient in Your Trials.
I. WAIT and watch.
G. Campbell Morgan -“To me the second coming is the perpetual light on the path which makes the present variable. I never lay my head on my pillow without thinking, maybe before the morning breaks, the final morning may have dawned. I never begin my work without thinking that perhaps He may interrupt my work and begin His own.”
STAND and watch. v . 8; II Peter 3:3-9
II. Be Patient With Your Tongue. v. 9ff; Phil. 2:14, 15; Romans 14:10.
Be Patient Because of Past Triumphs. v .10, 11
WHEN PAIN LEADS TO PRAYER
James 5: 13-20
The Christian Should Pray. V. 16b-18
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